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CHS honors students for scholarship and leadership

Kinesiology award winners from the College of Health Sciencest

The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences Awards event was recently held to recognize students for outstanding academic achievement and leadership. A keynote address was delivered by CHS Dean Stephanie P. Kelly, PhD. Kelly encouraged the attendees to decide whether they wanted to be a “thermometer” or a “thermostat” in their careers as both students

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Psi Chi Induction

Psi Chi, an International Honor Society, was founded in 1929 with a mission to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship and advance science in psychology. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Sciences. Individuals become members

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World Autism Awareness Week

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Could you recognize the symptoms of autism in a young child? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children in the US meets criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Early recognition of the signs and symptoms is key in order to help children

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PT professor earns prestigious national honor for outstanding contributions

Anne Mejia-Downs, Associate Professor in the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, has been awarded the Linda Crane Memorial Lecture, a highly competitive and prestigious national honor from the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The award acknowledges an individual who has made outstanding and enduring contributions to

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Shine On organ donation awareness drive to honor OT student killed by drunk driver

Shine On organ donation awareness drive to honor OT student killed by drunk driver

On Monday, March 28, 2016, Carla McCloud will touch lives. McCloud was a member of the University of Indianapolis Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Class of 2016 last August when she was killed by a drunk driver. After Carla’s death, her family made the decision to donate Carla’s organs and tissues. Ten people received the

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The serious business of sensory integration

OT student Kalesha Wallace on sensory swing

On certain days if you walk down the halls of the Health Pavilion and look into the occupational therapy classrooms, you might think that child’s play is taking place — games of Twister, Bop-It, and Operation going on with laughter filling the air; students jumping on trampolines, swinging, or finger painting. But be assured that serious

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Professor authors book on physical therapy for older adults

PT professor Dr. Bill Staples

Dr. Bill Staples, associate professor in the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT), has authored a new textbook, Geriatric Physical Therapy: A Case-Study Approach. For the publication, Staples wrote or reviewed nearly 200 case studies involving the use of physical therapy with older adults. The cases offer a combination of theory and

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OT and health science professors collaborate on falls risk publication

OT professor Brenda Howard

Three professors from the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy and a professor from the University’s College of Health Sciences recently published an article in the journal Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics on the benefit of education to reduce the risk of falls among older adults. Drs. Brenda Howard (lead author, pictured right),

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Social work students venture from classroom to community with BSW alumni

Social work students venture from classroom to community with BSW alumni

The students in professor Tracy Marschall’s social work class ventured from the classroom to expand their learning in the community. Students in the families class visited Aspen Trace, a facility for senior adults, and participated in a fundraiser to help the fire department track and rescue folks who “wander,” especially children with autism, seniors or

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Pre-professional tracks in the medical and health fields

Pre-professional tracks in the medical and health fields

Students planning to pursue a graduate degree in medical or health science fields should seek a university that offers flexible programming with multiple degree paths, personal attention, and support to prepare for the rigorous graduate admissions process.  The University of Indianapolis faculty and staff are experts on helping students find their academic passion and a

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UIndy prof reviews use of OT to treat addictions

Dr. Sally Wasmuth, OT

Dr. Sally Wasmuth, assistant professor in the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy, and colleagues recently published “Occupation-Based Intervention for Addictive Disorders: A Systematic Review” in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. Wasmuth; Kevin Pritchard, a Northwest Memorial Hospital occupational therapist in Chicago; and Kellie Kaneshiro, a medical librarian at Indiana University-Purdue University at

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KSPT professor awarded doctoral scholarship

KSPT professor awarded doctoral scholarship

Anne Mejia-Downs, an associate professor in the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, was recently awarded a scholarship from the Education section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The “Adopt-a-Doc” scholarship fund exists to help physical therapists in pursuit of doctoral degrees. Mejia-Downs is pursuing a Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Wellness

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Using occupational therapy to help long-term care residents advocate for themselves

Dr. Julie Bednarski

Dr. Julie Bednarski, assistant professor in the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy, recently published a peer-reviewed article in the January 2016 issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. Bednarski’s article, “An Elective Course Exploring Occupational Justice Through Occupational Storytelling and Story Making,” stemmed from her doctoral work at Chatham University. Bednarski created

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Therapist and student reflects on service in Belize

PT with older patient in Belize

Physical therapist and University of Indianapolis Doctor of Health Science student Maryleen Jones was part of UIndy’s interprofessional trip to Belize last summer. On the morning of July 25, 2015, the group was in Hopkins for some R&R and service on the Caribbean Coast. Maryleen went out for a run, listening to her iPod. This

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UIndy Krannert School of Physical Therapy snapshot

UIndy Krannert School of Physical Therapy snapshot

Holding a spot in the top 25% of the country, UIndy’s Krannert School of Physical Therapy is nationally ranked and produces more physical therapists than any other institution in the state of Indiana. For the past three years UIndy has successfully placed 100% of graduates from the physical therapy program in jobs and for the

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Making a murderer, or making a confessor?

“Making a Murderer,” the hit 10-part documentary (words rarely uttered together), took viewers on a captivating, shocking and often infuriating journey through Steven Avery’s wrongful conviction and eventual exoneration, mixed in a healthy dose of apparent police corruption, then topped off with what appeared to be a second wrongful conviction fueled by personal grudges held

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Physical therapy faculty to present at APTA national meeting

APTA CSM conference presentation

The University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT) will be well represented at the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) next month in Anaheim, California. KSPT faculty and students will present more than a dozen research programs and posters. The topics of the presentations include physical therapy education,

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Master’s in Sport Management Open House

Female sport intern with basketballs

What’s in between the NCAA football bowl games and the start of college basketball’s March Madness? The Open House for UIndy’s Master of Science in Sport Management program on Feb. 1. If you’re interested in a career in the business of college sports, join us on campus from 5:30-7 p.m. EST. During this open house, you

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Personal attention throughout the admissions process

The University of Indianapolis prides itself on the level of personal attention it is able to provide students to meet their academic goals. The Office of Admissions is committed to serving you from the first time you step on campus. Here is how we can serve you: One-on-one appointments with your own admissions counselor when you

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2016 Top Issues for Psychology

It is the time of year in which many individuals make New Year’s resolutions. People become more concerned with health, diet/nutrition, and exercise, make resolutions regarding their social life, social media and technology usage, all with the aim of making improvements to their lives. Of course, many of these resolutions are broken or forgotten within

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